For those arriving to Victoria, British Columbia via ferry, the first steps off the boat are met by the gorgeously simple Huntingdon Manor and its surrounding shops and eateries. Only a short distance from the Manor are a collection of wonderful boutiques, cobbled streets, and some of the most incredible fresh seafood. One could easily spend an entire afternoon enjoying the picturesque neighborhood.
My favorite part of our recent visit was the evening we spent at Fisherman’s Wharf, perusing the floating homes and enjoying the elusive Sammy the Seal – the friendly neighborhood seal who only seems to appear under the temptation of fresh fish. We ate at Barbs Fish and Chips, a tourist trap no doubt, but one that boasts (and merits) some of the best fish on the entire island.
The ocean has always had a way of drawing me in. The aesthetics of the natural surrounding and the culture that it temporarily inhabits intrigue me. Victoria’s near vicinity to the water allows visitors and locals alike to experience this wonderful dichotomy.
Grab a meal at Barbs Fish and Chips where one can find some of the best fish on the island.
Be sure to spend an afternoon walking Fisherman’s Wharf and admiring all of the gorgeous floating homes.